Consider the Big Picture When Justifying an Automation Project

Consider the Big Picture When Justifying an Automation Project

This guest post was written by Roy Kok, vice president of sales and marketing at Ocean Data Systems..   Clearly, any new automation project requires economic justification.  While this often involves hard “dollars and cents” quantification of cost savings from...

Why You Should Test Every Communication Network Before DCS Start-up

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is  Tip #28. Over the course of many years, I have learned to be suspicious of anything that is...

Industrial Automation Project Management Tips

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #32.   Over the years, I have learned a number of valuable tips, either the hard way or from my...

Why Control Panels Can Be a Source of Risk in Retrofit Projects

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #29. Project management is really just risk management, and a large source of risk to an...
ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

Winner of ISA’s prestigious ISA Life Achievement Award in 2010 and many times recognized and awarded for his achievements during the course of his career, Greg McMillan is ISA’s most prolific author. Greg cranks out at least one book—sometimes two—a year, has written...

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